History of the Campuses and Buildings of the University of Rochester
United States Hotel Prince Street Campus Eastman School of Music Medical Center River Campus Mid-Campus South Campus Mt. Hope Campus Graduate, Family and Veteran Housing Central Utilities Other Off-Site Buildings
Medical Center S Wing (7400-8800)

S Wing in 1974, from Fifty Years of Medicine at Rochester, edited by Edward C. Atwater and John Romano (1975), page 5.

A new Medical Education Building, known as S Wing, was dedicated in 1971.

1967 "Colleges Cram for Big Expansions," Democrat and Chronicle, January 22, 1967, Page 8S.
Projects Completed during 1966 at the U. of R. included the nuclear structure laboratory, $1.7 million; a University Medical Center addition for the department of radiation biology and biophysics, $2.8 million. In progress were a medical center wing containing research facilities and quarters for animals used in research, $4.5 million; a modernization and expansion of the heating plant, $5 million. Both are scheduled for completion this year. Planned to start this year are: expansion of Rush Rhees Library with a new wing, $6.4 million; six-floor space science center, $1.5 million; six four-story undergraduate dormitories, $4.4 million; a chemistry-biology building, $11.5 million; six-story education wing at the medical center, $10 million; temporary expansion of emergency department at Strong Memorial Hospital, $500,000.

1968 "Planning Cited At Ceremonies," Democrat and Chronicle, February 17, 1968, Page 3B.
Groundbeaking for an $11 million medical education building at the University of Rochester Medical Center on Elmwood Avenue.

1970 "Thompson Announces Revised Construction Schedule for Major Building and Renovation Projects," Currents, October 15, 1970.
Education Wing, University Medical Center -- to be completed in March 1971.

1971 Democrat and Chronicle, September 19, 1971, Page 26.
The University of Rochester will formally open S Wing tomorrow.

1975 To each his farthest star:  The University of Rochester Medical Center -1925-1975, edited by Edward C. Atwater and John Romano.
Page 252-253:  In 1966, the large addition for education and research, the S Wing, was built onto the west side of GG Wing, facing to the west, but with its access from Elmwood Avenue. Planning of this large structure occurred, as did the GG Wing and OO Wing, at a time when there was great commitment and support for medical research and basic science education of medical students.  As in the GG and OO wings, the space for faculty offices and laboratories was quickly filled, including space for transfer of the Center for Brain Research from the River Campus, though parts of three floors were left unfinished. The two floors of multidisciplinary laboratories and the two lecture halls for medical and graduate students provided excellent facilities for the teaching of basic science disciplines. But as the emphasis on sophisticated laboratory instruction has waned, there was not a need for the space planned for the most complex of laboratory equipment. Subsequently, however, increase in class size and especially the growth of classes in nursing makes it necessary to seek means of using this space effectively for other educational purposes. Space we now need for programs is quite different from those for which it was planned. Completion of these structures provided exceptional facilities for basic science research and education, for expansion of the basic science departments, and to a lesser extent for the laboratory research of the clinical departments.

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